Tag: crew kidnap

  • ASG kills crewman

    Abu Sayyaf group seized 6 Vietnamese sailors on Feb. 19 near southern province of Tawi-Tawi. Philippines: Abu Sayyaf group kills Vietnamese sailor By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines  Daesh-linked terrorists […]

  • Martial law for ASG?

    ASG pose significant threat to shipping. Duterte threatens martial law to stop Abu Sayyaf By Manolo B. Jara MANILA: President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte again threatened to impose martial law in […]

  • ASG patrols at long last?

    Many months later, region springs into action… Southeast Asian nations to patrol piracy-prone waters MANILA: The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will launch joint patrols in piracy-plagued waters, Manila’s defence secretary […]

  • Vietnamese evade pirates

    The ship changed course after spotting armed gunmen on a speedboat and has arrived in Malaysia safely. Vietnamese vessel escapes armed gunmen in Philippine waters, flees to Malaysia A Vietnamese […]

  • Pirates free hostages

    Crew were kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria. Pirates release Russian expatriates kidnapped in Niger Delta Russian news agencies reported on Sunday that seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian captured by […]

  • Fighting Gulf of Guinea piracy

    Strategies to combat piracy already exist, but countries must navigate the pitfalls that hinder implementation. Fighting rising piracy in the Gulf of Guinea BY BARTHÉLEMY BLÉDÉ ‘The Gulf of Guinea, […]

  • Kidnaps threaten supply chain

    Southern Sulu and Northern Celebes Seas Are the Hot Spots Surge In Offshore Abductions Increases Threat to Supply Chains The Philippines-based Islamist extremist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has been responsible […]

  • MMEA boosts recruits

    Piracy and armed robbery still causing concern. MMEA To Recruit 5,000 Volunteers By March The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) targets to recruit 5,000 people for its Malaysia Maritime Volunteer […]

  • Piracy risk off West Africa

    Countries along the Gulf of Guinea stretching from Senegal to Angola have been trying to cooperate on improving maritime security. US warns of growing piracy risk off West Africa The […]

  • Pirates hit tanker off Delta

    Spike in pirate activity off Nigeria. Pirates attacked the crude carrier Rio Spirit in Gulf of Guinea Pirates attacked the crude carrier Rio Spirit on 110 nautical miles south off […]